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International Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2021

All Seychelles IBC Companies are now required to maintain accounting records for the last 7 years (January 2015 onwards), and provide their Seychelles Registered Agent with copies of the accounting records, and these Accounting records from 2015 – 2021, these should have been submitted by February 2022

Dates for  accounting records with Registered Agent –

  • Accounting records relating to transactions or operations in the past 7 years to 31st December, 2021 must be kept in Seychelles by 6th February, 2022.
  • Accounting records relating to transactions or operations in the first half (January to June) of 2022 must be kept in Seychelles by July 2022 (and every year thereafter)
  • Accounting records relating to transactions or operations in the second half (July to December) of 2022 must be kept in Seychelles by January 2023.

Accounting Records Keeping

Whilst you can keep the original accounting records at any  place in the world including any address in Seychelles, you must notify the Registered Agent of the address.

Where a company keeps accounting records outside Seychelles, it shall lodge copy  accounting records  over the past 7 years at the Registered Office in Seychelles.

Fee Schedule

From January 2022, a small annual fee was  introduced by the Seychelles agent to cover the additional administrative work involved with collecting, organising, and storing a company ’s accounting records. This £115 Accounting Records fee will be included with the annual renewal  fee.

Definition of Accounting Records as per the Act

174.(1) A company shall keep reliable accounting records that  —

(a) are sufficient to show and explain the company ‘s transactions;

(b) enable the financial position of the company to be determined with reasonable accuracy at any  time; and

(c) allow for financial Statements of the company to be prepared

Guidelines for naming files

Accounting records and related documents need be securely uploaded via our website  https://www.systemday.com/upload/ or using the form below

We kindly request that the following file naming guidelines are followed:

The name of the file must be in English.

Please include the financial year.

If you upload invoices, the file name must contain the word  INVOICE

For bank statements, the file name must contain the word  BANK.

For financial statements, the name of the files must contain the word  ACCOUNTS.

Registered Agent records preservation obligations

Registered Agents must preserve the following records of companies (including dissolved, struck-off, continued companies) under the administration, for at least 7 years:

Registers of members, directors, charges, minutes of meetings and resolution, accounting records in the possession of the registered agent.

Deemed Dissolution period

Automatic dissolution of a company for non-payment of annual fees reduced from 7 years to 1 year from the date of striking-off.

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